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Old 10-13-2009, 08:15 PM
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I don't have any pictures of the steps in progress. Set the one at the bottom first. Dig it in a little and get it level. After that we dig into the hillside so that the stone will set pretty level but still pitched. Each stone overlaps about 6" to further support. Other than that, they're just dug into the hillside............fast easy steps that don't require concrete, mortar, crushed stone etc. It probably took us a 1/2 day to build that with 3 guys.......try that with masonry or pavers. I was in the Bobcat getting stone from the street and the other two digging/leveling. The Bobcat does the work.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:42 PM
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I took a few pictures today of this job I posted previously. I'm hoping the homeowner pulls the trigger and allows us to do the planting vs doing it themselves. Otherwise, so much for getting good pictures of the project

No, I don't like the cap. Future will be 2" standard unless the budget is just that tight. I should have pushed it here. Only issue I'll see though is doing curves. To have the supplier manufacture the curve is expensive vs cutting it in place with 1". I can manufacture 2" but its a different process than what I do with 1".
Is it just my eyes or are those steps not quite level in that third picture?
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:10 AM
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#5 & #6 are set differently. Why? I don't remember. It does annoy me.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:51 PM
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#5 & #6 are set differently. Why? I don't remember. It does annoy me.
I was just curious man, nothing against you. I know how those natural stones are, they're a pain to get just right.

Great looking work though.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:21 AM
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I've seen your other work and this job does you no justice. I'm sure there were budget constraints and HO picked materials, but IMO the job looks a little.........bad. I don't like how you did your corners. They are creating a pretty large vertical seam.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:33 AM
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I've seen your other work and this job does you no justice. I'm sure there were budget constraints and HO picked materials, but IMO the job looks a little.........bad. I don't like how you did your corners. They are creating a pretty large vertical seam.
Large vertical seam? The face of the wall is veneered and then then end is capped. It's only 1" stone being used for veneer. A thicker stone can interlock the corners or purchase cut stone corners.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:51 PM
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Corners should have been staggered. Doesn't matter how thick the stone is.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:13 PM
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6 one way, 1/2 a dozen the other. Thicker stone, I certainly agree. With 1" stone I see it both ways. Both staggered and also a clean end cap. Both ways have cons. I would have used corners but they would have stood out like a sore thumb with this particular veneer pattern.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:19 AM
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Corners should have been staggered. Doesn't matter how thick the stone is.

Hey Chris,

It's been a while since you've posted any pictures of your work. We'd love to see your masterpieces.

I didn't notice the corners, but I do agree, corners outta be staggered.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:13 PM
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i find it funny certpro/chris comments on someone elses quality of work, when on one of his jobs from the other site he was asked why they had 1/2" joints on the solider course and his response was "ole well guys had it done by the time i got there". Funny how some people think they know it all and there work looks like crap.
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